Reading Lists by Grade Level

Reading Lists by Grade Level

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Kindergarten
Any title by Jan Brett
Any title by Robert Munsch
Any title by Bryon Barton
Any title by Stan Berenstain
Moongame, Frank Asch
It Begins with, Stephanie Calmenson
The Very Best Spider, Eric Carle
Any title by Eric Carle
Ten Black Dots, Donald Crews
Tomie DePaola’s Mother Goose, Tomie

    DePaola
Color Zoo, Lois Ehlert
The Three Little Pigs, Paul Galdone
I read Signs, Tana Hoban
Peter’s Chair, Ezra Jack Keats
Ten Apples Up on Top!, Theo Lesieg
Froggy Learns to Swim, Jonathon London
Alphabatics, Suse MacDonald
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do you See?         
Bill Martin, Jr.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin, Jr.
The Little Engine That Could, Watty Piper
Any Curious George Book, H.A. Rey
Richard Scarry’s Best Mother Goose Book,

   Richard Scarry
Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
Hop on Pop, Dr. Seuss
Any additional titles by Dr. Seuss
Have You Seen My Duckling, Nancy Tafari
Mouse Count, Ellen Walsh
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
Cat on the Mat, Brian Wildsmith

First Grade 
What Comes, in 2’s, 3’s and 4’s?, Suzanne

    Aker
Goodbye House, Frank Asch
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle    
School Bus, Donald Crews      
Color Farm, Lois Ehlert
Eating the Alphabet, Lois Ehlert
Zoo, Gail Gibbons
Jessica, kevin Henkes
I Read Signs, Tana Hoban
Look! Look! Look!, Tana Hoban 
Rosie’s Walk, Pat Hutchins
Alphabatics, Suse MacDonald
All By Myself, Mercer Mayer  
Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff
Curious George Goes to School, H.A. Rey
In Our House, Anne Rockwell
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen
My Many Colored Days, Dr. Seuss
Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh
Timothy Goes to School, Rosemary Wells
I Went Walking, Se Wiliams
The Napping House, Audrey Wood

Second Grade 
Miss Nelson is Missing, James Allard 
Flat Stanley, Jeff Brown
Any title by Marc Brown                  
The Little House, Virgina Brown
Stellaluna, Janell Cannon
The Josefina Story Quilt, Eleanor Coerr
Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney
Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon, Pat Cummins
Corduroy, Don Freeman
Millions of Cats, Wanda Gag 
Today Was  a Terrible Day, Patricia Giff
Grasshopper on the Road, Arnold Lobel
Mouse Soup, Arnold Lobel     
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff
Molly the Brave and me, Jane O’ Conner 
Any book from the Magic Tree House Series

    Mary Pope Osborne
Amelis Bedelia, Peggy Parrish
The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Jon

    Scieszka
Any book from the Nate the Great Series,

    Marjorie W. Sharmat
Alexander and the Horrible, No Good Very Bad

    Day, Judith Viorst
The Biggest Bear, Lynd Ward 
Owl Moon, Jane Yolen
A New Coat for Anna, Harrriet Ziefert

Third Grade
Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery,

    David A. Alder
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day, Harry Allard
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Judy

    Blume
Gerbils, pets, and Other Small Rodents, Ray

    Broekel
Julian, Secret Agent, Ann Cameron
Man Out at First, Matt Christopher   
Ramona the Brave, Beverly Clearly
Case for Jenny Archer, Ellen Conford      
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ronald Dahl
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors, Dennis Fradin
Busybody Nora, Johanna Hurwitz 
Herbie Jones and the Class Gift, Suzy Kline
Rocks and Minerals, Illa Podendorf
Whales and Sea Mammals, Elsa Posella      
Something Big Has Been Here, Jack Prelutsky
Soccer, Bert Rosenthal                   
Endangered Animals, Lynn M. Stone
Amusement Park Mystery, Gertrude Warner
Camp Out Mystery, Gertrude Warner                    
On the Way Home, Laura Ingles Wilder
 

Fourth Grade
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy

    Blume           
Dear Mr. Henshaw, Beverly Cleary        
If You’re Not Here Raise Your Hand, Kalli Dakos 
Aliens for Breakfast, Jonathan Etra         
The People Could Fly: American Black Fold Tales, Virgina Hamilton
Misty of Chincotegue, Marguerite Henry 
Bunnicula, James and Deborah Howe
Babe the Gallant Pig, Dick King-Smith    
Arthur for the Very First Time, Patricia

    MacLachlan
Homer Price, Robert McCloskey  
The Fear Place, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Shiloh, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  
Mayfield Crossing, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Skinnybones, Barbara Parks        
The Green Book, Jill Paton Walsh           
Minty: a Story of a Young Harriet Tubman, Alan

    Schroeder
Fourth Grade Rats, Jerry Spinelli
Abel’s Island, William Steig      
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, Chris Van

    Allsburg  
The Castle in the Attic, Elizabeth Winthrop

Fifth Grade
Poppy, Avi 
Followers of the North Star, Susan Lehner and

    Susan Alman
In the Eyes of the Cat: Japanese Poetry for All

    Seasons, Demi
Around the World in a Hundred Year, Jean Fritz
This time, Temple Wick? Patricia Lee Gauth 
Five Brave Explorers, Wade Hudson       
Helen Keller: the Story of My Life, Helen Keller
To Walk the Sky Path, Phyllis R. Naylor 
Rosa Parks, My Story, Rosa Parks 
Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne Reid Banks
The Return of the Indian in the Cupboard, Lynne

    Reid Banks
The Secret of the Indian, Lynne Reid Banks
Heartland, Diane Seibert       
The Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein
Call it Courage, Armstrong Perry           
Looking for Pa: a Civil War Journal, Geraldine

    LeeSusi
Follow the Drinking Gourd, Jeanette Winter
Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail, Elvira

    Woodruff